Press Release

Callely Rejects out of Hand Actuaries Report

Irish Workers should not have to work to 70 or 75 years of age, the Minister for Services for Older People, Ivor Callely TD said to day. In response to the report of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, the Minister rejected the notion that Irish Workers should have to work beyond 65 years of age.

The Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children said that his aim was to improve the quality of life for older people and that there should be more flexibility towards reducing the retiring age, not increasing it.

It is only right that older people live in the dignity which their immense contribution to the development of our Country deserves.

I can assure you of my commitment as Minister for Services for Older People, to develop services and improve the quality of life for older people particularly in their retired years.